Technical Advisor II, MEAL Lead, RFSA, Haiti

Country: Haiti
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 9 Oct 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Technical Advisor II, Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Haiti

Reports to: Chief of Party

Department: LACRO

Salary Grade: 10

Note: This pos
ition is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.
About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to design, manage, strengthen, and give strategic direction to the RFSA MEAL system. The Advisor will provide technical expertise and leadership to produce and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The Advisor will work closely with staff and partners to develop monitoring systems and tools. The Advis
or will be responsible for coord
inating and supervising MEAL activities. S/he will work with CRS and partner staff to build MEAL capacity for adaptive management.
The Advisor is expected to have a high level of initiative and to use critical thinking skills to identify and fill MEAL gaps. S/he should have the ability effectively promote evidence-based program management.
Job Responsibilities:
MEAL Strategy and Systems Design:

  • Provide strategic direction for the development and maintenance of MEAL systems and the roll-out of new initiatives.

  • Ensure that the DFSA MEAL systems are in compliance with CRS’ global and regional policies, procedures, standards and strategic initiatives and USAID/FFP MEAL and Reporting policies and guidance.

  • Ensure the consistency of indicators and tools across all partners, sectors, and programs as appropriate, maintaining a bank of key program in

  • Develop and regularly update the DFSA MEAL operating manual, covering data collection tools, data flow maps and analysis plans for program quality and donor reporting.

    MEAL Implementation:

  • Provide strategic high-level feedback, analysis and interpretation of data and information throughout the program startup and implementation processes.

  • Lead the preparation and review of MEAL work plans.

  • Lead mandated evaluations, needs assessments, annual surveys, case studies and other research efforts.

  • Support the project team and MEAL team in the implementation of assessments, gender, age and diversity analysis, stakeholder analysis, organizational capacity assessments and other pre-program data collection and analysis.

  • Support staff and partners to incorporate participatory methods into community level MEAL systems and tools.

  • Ensure that transparent
    high-quality accountability systems, including participant feedback and response mechanisms, are operational and effective.

  • Ensure that participant feedback is adequately captured, addressed, analyzed, and used by program team.

  • Development and maintain MEAL data bases.

  • Support learning-to-action activities to systematically analyze data to promote adaptive management and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design and implementation.

  • Conduct regular field monitoring visits events.

  • Collect and analyze lessons learned and best practices from previous and ongoing programs capturing the impact of activities to ensure they inform the DFSA strategy as appropriate.

  • Leverage lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations, and other information to generate donor communication pieces, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies and other high-quality, results-based documentation.

  • Contribute
    to donor reports through high quality project data interpretation and report inputs.

  • Manage CRS’s MEAL requirements (e.g., annual data quality assessments, participant count reporting and MEAL Policies and Procedures self-assessments).

Required Languages – English and French fluency required

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 30-50 % domestically with periodic international travel.

Supervisory Responsibilities: TBD

Basic Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods. PhD preferred.

  • Eight years relevant work experience (six years with PhD) in a development setting p
    referably with an international NGO, with at least six years of experience of progressively increasing MEAL responsibility in international development projects and at least two years of experience as a supervisor; Title II and ICT4D experience preferred. The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project.

  • Experience working with large donors, USAID/FFP and/or USAID/FTF preferred.

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan; familiarity with FFP M&E and Reporting Policy and Guidance for the components of an M&E plan.

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the comm
itment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vuln
erable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of
all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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